Ina's plans for college shattered (where is the $3000 her father had in the bank just before his death?) she spends her summer as a fisherwoman, then as the skipper of a charter boat, trying to support her mother. Three guys fish for her attention--grasping Jeff, gauche Eric, perfect Davis: Davis gets her, asks her to go steady (end of book). The missing money had been wisely invested in access to an abalone bed, so all is well. Waterlogged formula fiction.